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Maine Rustic Chic Barn Wedding

I am thrilled to share with you Erin + Brian’s rustic chic Maine barn wedding, recently featured on Rustic Wedding Chic! Their first anniversary was just last week (same wedding date as me!), so it seems like the perfect time to feature them on the blog.

Working with them on their rustic barn paper story was such a thrill. Not only was their design one of the most creative of the season, but they were also the sweetest couple! They knew they wanted to highlight the barn motif and use wood details, and they gave me the creative freedom to create something special for them. Basically, they were dream clients and it was a treat reliving all the details when putting together this post.

Their story began with custom save the dates, and we went for that rustic vibe right off the bat with white ink on kraft stock, then paired it with a bold floral liner to add a feminine touch. For the invitations we took that texture to the next level with wood veneer wedding invitations. I chose a light wood to pair with brown ink then created a leaf border design that we carried through into their day-of paper, including programs, signage, and my favorite: the seating chart that lived on the coolest green lounge chair. It was a quintessential rustic wedding, and Jessica Jaccarino captured it all beautifully!

Scroll down for all the details, including a full vendor reel.

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Erin + Brian, thank you for being the most wonderful clients and letting me share in your beautiful wedding story. I wish you many more anniversaries of love + excitement! 

Photographer: Jessica Jaccarino Photo

Coordinator: Lani Toscano Design
Caterer: The Hunter’s Bend
Flowers: Flora Fauna by Judy Bourgeois
Music: DJ Jodi Entertainment
Rentals: Heartwood Essentials & One Stop Event Rentals
Lighting: The Event Light Pros
Cake: Cake Elizabeth
Paper Goods: Roseville Designs

Looking for more real wedding inspiration? Check out this section on the blog! And follow on Instagram for daily happenings.

xo, Sandy
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Connecticut Pink + Navy Garden Wedding

Kelly + Tim’s Connecticut pink and navy garden wedding is one I’ve been so excited to share! They got married in Elizabeth Park in Hartford then had an elegant reception at The Pond House. Their custom wedding paper story started with The Paris wedding invitation design from The Rosy Collection, but with their own twist! The Paris is usually the invitation suite chosen by my couples with a simpler more traditional style (and is one of my most popular designs!), but by adding some pops of color and more modern fonts, it became this great mix of elegance + fun. (And proving the point I always say to my couples in consultations about the collection: two people can choose the same suite, but the end result can be starkly different. It will still feel like it was custom made just for you!) Their modern Connecticut wedding invitation suite truly reflected the style of their celebration, which is exactly what I strive to do for all my brides!

For the day-of paper, Kelly really wanted to incorporate watercolor details, so we used soft pink watercolors for the signage, including the tented menus that were displayed at each table. This has become one of my new favorite (and cost-saving) day-of paper trends, as you only have to pay for 1 menu per table, and it creates another design element at the table beyond just the florals and linens. We also had watercolor and navy table signs, escort cards, and bar signs.

Ashley Therese Photography was on hand to capture every lovely detail, so be sure to scroll down for lots of gorgeous details! The best part about sharing K + T’s wedding now is that they’ve recently added a baby girl to their family! I love hearing updates about my couples and seeing how their stories continue beyond the wedding day!

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Kelly + Tim, thank you for letting me be a part of your refreshing + fun wedding paper story. I wish you all the happiness in the world with your family of 3!


Venue: The Pond House
Gown: Theia
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Bridal Boutique: Lovely Bride NYC
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jim Hjelm Occasions
Jewelry: BHLDN headband & earrings
Makeup Artist: Naomi Martinez
Hair stylist: Tonya Valentin
Groom’s tux: The Black Tux
Videographer: Yellow Hook Productions
DJ: Local Motion Entertainment
Floral Design: Fleurescent
Cake: Cakes by Donna
Invitations: Roseville Designs
Photography: Ashley Therese Photography

For more real weddings, head over to this section on the blog. And don’t forget to follow on Instagram for daily happenings!

xo, Sandy
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